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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best-known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruby Dee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 27, 1924 In Cleveland - Ohio - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Jackie Robinson Story 1950-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Betty and Coretta 2013-02-02
Known For
Movie Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal Herself 2013-02-01
Movie Betty and Coretta Narrator 2013-02-02
Movie A Thousand Words Annie McCall 2012-03-07
Movie The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Miss Candy 2011-08-05
Movie Politics of Love 2011-08-26
Movie Video Girl Valerie 2011-10-11
Movie America Mrs. Harper 2009-02-28
Movie In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema Herself 2007-09-15
Movie American Gangster Mama Lucas 2007-11-02
Movie Steam Doris 2007-11-15
Movie No. 2 Nanna Maria 2006-02-16
Movie Their Eyes Were Watching God Nanny 2005-03-06
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Herself 2003-08-22
Movie Feast of All Saints Elsie Claviere 2001-11-11
Movie Taking Back Our Town Emelda West 2001-12-10
Movie A Storm in Summer Grandmother 2000-01-18
Movie Finding Buck McHenry Mrs. Henry 2000-04-16
Movie Passing Glory Mommit Porter 1999-02-21
Movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany 1999-04-18
Movie Baby Geniuses Margo 1999-03-12
Movie A Simple Wish Hortence 1997-07-11
Movie Mr. and Mrs. Loving Sophia 1996-03-13
Movie Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Indigo 1996-04-14
Movie Tuesday Morning Ride 1995-01-01
Movie Just Cause Evangeline Ferguson 1995-02-17
Series The Stand Mother Abagail 1994-05-08
Movie Whitewash Grandmother (voice) 1994-08-16
Movie The Ernest Green Story Mrs. Lydia Wilson 1993-01-17
Movie Cop and ½ Rachel 1993-04-02
Movie Color Adjustment Narrator 1992-01-29
Series Middle Ages Estelle Williams 1992-09-03
Movie Jungle Fever Lucinda Purify 1991-06-07
Movie Zora is My Name! Zora Neale Hurston 1990-01-01
Movie Love at Large Corrine Dart 1990-03-09
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Jackie's Mother 1990-10-15
Movie Decoration Day Rowena 1990-12-02
Movie Making 'Do the Right Thing' Herself 1989-11-03
Series The Atlanta Child Murders Faye Williams 1985-02-10
Movie Go Tell It On The Mountain Mrs. Grimes 1984-01-01
Movie Cat People Female 1982-04-02
Movie All God's Children Irene Whitfield 1980-04-28
Movie I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Grandmother Baker 1979-04-28
Movie Countdown at Kusini Leah Matanzima 1976-04-16
Movie Wedding Band Julia Augustine 1974-04-24
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Ruth Campanella 1974-02-22
Movie Buck and the Preacher Ruth 1972-03-17
Movie Black Girl Netta's mother 1972-11-09
Movie The Sheriff Sue Ann Lucas 1971-03-30
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Herself 1970-03-24
Movie Deadlock Lucinda 1969-02-22
Movie Uptight Laurie 1968-12-28
Movie The Incident Joan Robinson 1967-11-05
Movie The Balcony Thief 1963-03-21
Movie Gone Are the Days! Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins 1963-08-09
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Ruth Younger 1961-05-28
Movie Virgin Island Ruth 1959-08-07
Movie Take a Giant Step Christine 1959-12-01
Movie St. Louis Blues Elizabeth 1958-04-07
Movie The Tall Target Rachel 1951-08-17
Movie The Jackie Robinson Story Rae Robinson 1950-05-16
Movie No Way Out Connie Brooks (uncredited) 1950-08-16
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